Originally written January 31, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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It was a nomadic existence considered almost normal when the world you grow up in and know includes a football coach. Save for the lucky ones that can last in one place for a while, most bounce from school to school to school or pro team to pro team, and the family is along for the often bumpy ride. Jack Harbaugh knew that. The father of Jim and John (and Joanie, who married college basketball coach Tom Crean), coached for 43 years at five high schools and nine colleges. So it was that a mantra developed as the family traveled from one job to another. From the driver's seat, Jack would shout, "Who has it better than us?" The kids would respond and yell, "Nobody!" Frequent change; not being afraid to change was what they knew. Adjusting on the fly was commonplace. As Jack said of his wife Jackie, "She did all the heavy lifting. In our career, a 43-year coaching career, we moved 17 times and she was the one that sold the house, bought the house, en...
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